Application Form
Summer Term 2007


Departing July 12
Returning July 31

Application Form
Due by October 31, 2006
 An early application can count in your favor

This form will take you about 10-15 minutes to fill out.  Give it a try -- you have nothing to lose!

Last Name, First Name, Number of College Credits Completed  c o u n t i n g  Fall term 2006
(like this: Mitchell, Jake, 64) --        

E-mail address       Campus Dorm and Room Number

Your Date of Birth  

Campus Phone     Best time to call    

What are your major(s) and minor(s)? 

What activities, sports, and/or social service are you involved in? 

What is your cumulative gpa, approximately?     Intended date of graduation (month, year)

Have you been abroad before?  Where and how long?

Where or how did you hear about this program?

You are aware of the $200 deposit about January 15?        

How strongly do you want to do this (from 1-10, ten being strongest desire)?

Why do you want to participate in this seminar?  (about 50-100 words, please): 


Describe your personal qualifications for this program and
what you would be able to contribute to the group (about 50-100 words, please):

 What hesitations might you have about going?   

Other students you would like to recommend for this Rome program and their email  address if you have it handy:



There will most likely be two groups this coming summer, one starting May 17 and the other July 12.  In a few sentences tell me of your interest or ability to be part of the group in July.  The July trip will be a couple days longer as an incentive.  It is a great way to take a break in the middle of summer.   If lots of you say yes, more students will be able to take advantage of the Italy experience this coming summer.  Let me know if this option is at all possible.


This form is due as soon as possible so that we can get good arrangements on the airline and in hotels.
If there are many applicants, you may be asked to provide a couple letters of recommendation
Applicants will be told whether they are part of the program soon after applying.

Applications due ASAP.
__ Applications due October 31.  It is to your advantage in the selection process if you apply early! 
__ Deposit of $200 due January 15, 2007.  You have nothing to lose!

Make sure your application is complete before clicking submit.    
Thank you.  Be ready for the experience of a lifetime!

Fr. Mark's e-mail  


Check out all of the info about the trip:      



Note: You have all been parts of groups which have �clicked,� and I am sure this summer experience will be like that for you.  The following items are those qualities which make a trip especially rewarding and enjoyable.   You each have your own unique contributions, and that is also part of the wonder of making new friends while traveling.  We�re on our way!

The Rome-Florence-Munich Experience

1.  Good Health -- Eating well, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, exercise when possible, watching alcohol intake, encouraging others to be healthy.

2.  Upbeat Attitude --  Noticing my need for down time and rest, adding to the positive atmosphere of the group, having a philosophical shrug-of-the-shoulders attitude about plane delays, unforeseen change of plans, lost passports or money, waiting in lines.  Supporting others who need a kind word, gently changing the subject to brighter topics if conversation needs it.  Patience and care with someone having a rough time.

3.  Safety �-  Rome, Florence and Munich are large cities.  Going out with at least one other group person especially in the evenings.  Awareness of whom you can call in an emergency.  Keeping wallet and passport and flight tickets well hidden and out of reach (there are sometimes pickpockets). 

4.  Awareness of Others � Awareness of others� need for sleep or quiet in the hotel, the value of whispering and low music if the hotel isn�t  well soundproofed.  Gently challenging other group members who need a reminder or who are not aware of noise.

5.  Positive Participation in Group Activities  -- Punctuality so the group can depart for events on time or even ahead of schedule, readiness to enjoy the seminar activities and participate actively, desire to absorb the culture, art and architecture.    

6.  I am aware of how important it is for me to do my part -- in terms good health, upbeat attitude, safety, awareness of others and positive participation in group activities so that the entire group has a good experience.